Events and Activities

At Temple University, learning English can take place anywhere—in and out of the classroom. IELP connects you to many events and activities on campus and in the Philadelphia region, including trips to museums, sporting events, parks and shopping areas. These activities also give you many opportunities to use your English, see new places, meet new people and experience the U.S.   

Students receive a weekly newsletter with up-to-date information about upcoming activities and events.

Activities & events can include

  • sporting events, including Temple football and basketball, the Philadelphia 76ers (basketball), Philadelphia Union (soccer), and Phillies (baseball) games;

  • travel to nearby cities--Baltimore, New York City and Washington, D.C.;

  • camping and skiing and day trips to beach towns in New Jersey; 

  • amusement parks; and 

  • American holiday traditions, including visiting a haunted house for Halloween, eating Thanksgiving dinner and coloring Easter eggs.

IELP Events and Activities

Spring 2 2017


Trip or Activity

Meet at Location

Wednesday, March 8 Shopping at Target 1700 N. Broad St. at 2:30 PM
Friday, March 10 Franklin Institute 1700 N. Broad St. at 1:30 PM
Friday, March 17 Philadelphia Flower Show 1700 N. Broad St. at 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 1 Trip to Baltimore 1700 N. Broad St. at 8:30 AM
Friday, April 14 Easter Egg Decorating TBD
Friday, April 28 Six Flags TBD

Examples of Past Trips & Events

Spring 1

  • Hershey's Chocolate World
  • Ice Skating at Winter Fest
  • One Liberty Observation Deck
  • Philadelphia Auto Show

Fall 2

  • Trip to Lancaster County and Cherry Crest Farms
  • Terror Behind the Walls at East State Penitentiary
  • Trip to Peddler's Village Apple Festival
  • Thanksgiving Dinner with the Writing Center
  • NBA 76ers Vs. Sacramento Kings

Fall 1 

  • Dorney Park
  • Philadelphia Phillies Game
  • Temple Homecoming Football Game
  • Liberty One Observation Deck
  • Outlet Shopping Trip

Summer 2 

  • Ocean City, NJ
  • 4th of July Celebration
  • Fairmount Park Frisbee Golf
  • Ride the Ducks Tour
  • Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise

Summer 1

  • Baltimore Inner Harbor
  • Philadelphia Union Soccer Game
  • Overnight Camping Trip
  • Summerfest at Spruce Street Harbor Park